In its seventh year, Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 24th, celebrates independent bookstores nationwide. It's a great day to discover Vermont's independent bookstores!
Ways to participate:
ONE Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit at least 4 independent bookstores in Vermont on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 24th to win the custom Vermont Bookstores reusable tote! Usually winning that tote would require visiting 14 or more of the bookstores featured on the Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, so this is a rare opportunity! Download your passport to print out and plan your route! CLICK HERE
TWO Get a free audiobook! When you spend at least $15 at your local bookstore, us, on April 24th, you can get a free select audiobook from the amazing Libro.fm, our audiobook partner. CLICK HERE for all the details!
THREE Attend as many VIRTUAL EVENTS as you like! The full lineup of IBD Virtual Events is listed below and they begin April 19th!
FOUR Peruse the unique and collectible literary merchandise ONLY available at independent bookstores and ONLY available on Independent Bookstore Day! Merch listed below plus lots of giveaways available on Bookstore Day too, only in the store.
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day occurs annually on the last Saturday in April to highlight the unique ways local bookstores and booksellers contribute to their communities.
Full lineup of IBD Virtual Events
- Monday, April 19 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: It's Funny 'Cause It's True: Women Humor Writers Tell All with Rachel Bloom, Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley. Moderated by Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee!
Link to Zoom event: https://tinyurl.com/22tma7xt
- Monday, April 19 at 8pm ET/5pm PT: A conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors
Link to Zoom event: https://tinyurl.com/yancfdre
- Wednesday, April 21 at 4pm ET/1pm PT: Twitter Party!
- Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT: IBD Author Ambassador Glennon Doyle in conversation with Alexandra Elle
Link to Eventbrite tickets: https://tinyurl.com/7a2fdpne
- Friday, April 23 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice with YA Authors Angeline Boulley, Sara Faring, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Kim Johnson
Link to Zoom event: https://tinyurl.com/2muac5hn
- Saturday, April 24 at 1pm ET/10am PT: Drawing with Estelí Meza, illustrator of Peace.
Link to Zoom event:: https://tinyurl.com/4a5cutv8
- Saturday, April 24 at 3pm ET/12pm PT: Beyond Fabio: The Modern Romance with Talia Hibbert, Thien-Kim Lam, Georgia Clark, and Paul Rudnick
Link to Zoom event: https://tinyurl.com/ye7y45dn